Enhance your view with Celestron, a leading optics company offering binoculars and spotting scopes for birders of all levels. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become the world's #1 telescope maker, winning multiple awards from many prestigious media outlets and organizations for their telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes. Celestron is dedicated to bird education and conservation and proudly supports many non-profit organizations that share the same commitment.  As a proud sponsor of Talkin’ Birds, Celestron provides products for giveaways and support for live broadcasts in our national parks.  Learn more about how Celestron cares about the birds and nature in our backyard as well as yours with partners Madrona Marsh and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

L.L. Bean's commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen is rooted in our stakeholder concept and our core values. Given our rich outdoor heritage, we've made firm commitments to environmental stewardship. We sell products that enhance our customers' relationships with the outdoors and continually seek to minimize the adverse impacts that producing, marketing and distributing these products may have on the environment. L.L. Bean conducts business in an environmentally responsible manner, using the best environmental practices within our industry. Efforts include promotion of sustainable forestry initiatives, recycling, energy conservation, greenhouse gas measurement and reduction, alternative fuel use, green building practices, sustainable products and packaging reduction. 

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides all bird vocalizations used on the Talkin' Birds show. Ray has interviewed many researchers and staff from the Lab on the show.

Bird Watcher's General Store is owned and operated by bird feeding expert Mike O'Connor (read more on the Contributors page). The store sells everything from bird bath brushes to hummingbird feeders. Mike has contributed bird feeding advice to the Talkin' Birds show since the beginning. Bird Watcher's General Store provides a copy of Mike O'Connor's book to the people whose questions are selected for the Let's Ask Mike segment on Talkin' Birds.

Chimani is the leading developer of mobile apps to help you explore the outdoors. Just as our bold ancestors used tools like the telescope and astrolabe to navigate the natural world and provide insight into its workings, our intuitive apps draw on the power of GPS, WiFi, and interactive mapping technology to guide your outdoor adventures.

Chimani’s dozen-plus travel apps, focusing on U.S. National Parks from Acadia to Zion, include first-hand descriptions of park features, trails, and amenities. Audio tours, high-quality photography, event calendars — even tidal charts and sunrise/sunset times and viewpoints — are included to help you get the most out of your visit. “No service” when you’re out in the wilderness? No problem: Chimani’s apps work with or without WiFi or data signal.

Friends Peter Kilham and Alan Bemis started Droll Yankees as a Rhode Island-based record label in 1960 to preserve the off-color humor and tales that are unique to old New England. Peter, an engineer, artist, and inventor, was also an avid backyard birder. In 1969, he invented the tubular bird feeder—model A-6F—which revolutionized bird feeder design and which continues to be an industry-wide best seller. By building on the high standards set by Peter Kilham over four decades ago, Droll Yankees continues to develop innovative approaches to bird feeding that benefit both the birds and our customers. Droll Yankees provided a generous grant to help the Talkin' Birds show get started in 2006, and since then they've provided bird feeders to the winners of the Mystery Bird Contest every week.


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